Skin bathing! What is it and why should we all be doing it? ✨
The water we drink doesn't have any effect on the hydration of this outer-most layer. It is going to be more impacted by the environment or what we apply to our skin. This is where bathing comes in. It very directly gives that outer layer of skin a drink.
So how do you bathe?
There are a few key things to be aware of. Once you have finished bathing your skin, you need to immediately apply your skincare products while your skin is still damp. This locks the moisture in, preventing it evaporating away. Leaving your skin to dry has the opposite effect to bathing. It causes rapid dehydration.
Secondly, your skin cannot hold on to water for longer than about 12 hours. So you need to bathe your skin morning and night.
What difference do you notice when your skin is hydrated? A topically-hydrated skin is going to be more supple, stronger and will have a beautiful glow. It will also be more resistant to premature ageing.
This simple ritual has so many benefits. I hope I have convinced you to make it a permanent part of your skincare routine.